53-year-old Abington alum Lori A. Smyth, co-founder of anti-animal abuse organization Show Your Soft Side, has died

Abington High School alum Lori A. Smyth, a former broadcast promotions director and animal lover who was a co-founder of Show Your Soft Side, a national anti-animal abuse organization, died on Saturday. She was 53.

Lori was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, a rare bile duct cancer, in 2021. She continued working with Show Your Soft Side as best she could, her wife Malinda Davis said.

A celebration-of-life-gathering will be held from 3:00pm to 9:00pm June 7 at the Irvine Nature Center at 11201 Garrison Forest Road in Owings Mills, where services will be held at 1:00pm June 8.

For more on Show Your Soft Side, you can visit their website. For more coverage about Lori, you can read The Baltimore Sun’s obituary here.

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